Miss Real Estate Manners: Always be professional

This is the seventh and final installment in a series about courtesy in real estate. It is taken from guidelines produced in the Miss Real Estate Manners document created by the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR). The following story in The REALTOR® EDGE newsletter is excerpted with permission from LSTAR.  Oral agreements … Continued

Is a REALTOR® a professional? Again you ask.

Well, flip a coin.  I’m not trying to be flippant.  I’m trying to paint a picture with minimal brush strokes. On one side of the coin, the “must do” side, which is commonly on display and regularly played, our professionalism is clearly defined and well served by our association code of ethics and that of … Continued

Is a REALTOR® a Professional?

In Italy, I observed that it is common to call learned individuals “professore” or “professoressa.” It is an open compliment extended with a mixture of envy and esteem. Sadly, I have never heard the term in reference to a REALTOR®. It is not unheard of for Italo-Canadian traditionalists to give gifts of wine and “cioccolato” … Continued